XAT - 2022
XAT 2022, by XLRI Jamshedpur for admission to their Business Management and Human Resource Management programmes, was successfully conducted today, Jan 2nd, 2022 in the computer-based format. The test experience was smooth and free from any glitches. The test was well managed observing strict Covid-19 protocols.
Structure of the Exam
The test was similar to the last year's with the addition of the Essay this year. The total number of questions this year was 75. The paper had two parts viz., Part-I and Part-II.
Part-I comprised three sections:
1. Verbal and Logical Reasoning
3. Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation
Part-II comprised General Knowledge
The duration of the test was 165 minutes for the first part and 25 minutes for the second.
All questions carried equal marks with negative marking of 0.25 for a wrong answer. There was a negative marking of 0.1 for un-attempted questions in Part-1, for such questions over and above eight un-attempted questions.
The section on General Knowledge, however, did not have any negative marking and the marks scored in this section would be used for evaluation only after the initial screening i.e., these will not be used for the shortlisting of candidates for the GWPI round.
The break-up of the questions across sections is as below.
|Section||No of Questions|
|Section-1: Verbal and Logical Ability||26|
|Section-2: Decision Making Ability||21|
|Section-3: Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation||28|
For the essay, students were to choose between two topics given to them and write the essay on any one of them. There was a word limit of 250 for the essay.
The topics, reproduced based on feedback from students were as below
1. Capitalism and Democracy follow different paths. While the former believes in unequal distribution of wealth, the latter believes in equal rights for all. In capitalism the decision making is done by managers and capital owners in a hierarchical manner, whereas in democracy it involves debate, arguments and finally decision making by majority of stakeholders. Hence, both cannot coexist.
2. Management does not need those who are averse to taking risk. Unfortunately, B-schools which give high weightage to academic excellence in their selection process end up producing managers who do not succeed in the corporate world.